Thirty-one Purdue student-athletes earned the Distinguished Scholar Award this year.
Purdue is a Big Ten-best 172-110 (75-51 B1G) dating back to 2008.
Purdue selections include Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, seven All-Big Ten honorees.
Purdue can tie single-season wins record for second year in a row Wednesday in homestand opener.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Nathan Gerbe
In His MP3 Player: Gavin DeGraw
Last Concert He Attended: George Thorogood
Favorite Writer: Joe Posnanski
Actor: Kevin Costner, Actress: Rachel McAdams, Director: Clint Eastwood
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Sliders
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Portland
Unique Travel Locale: Mexico
Foreign Country He Would Most Like to Visit: Ireland
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Baseball
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Golf
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: First Purdue At-Bat
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Mark Ward, Stats
Furry Friend: Niki, Dog
Other Interests: Music
Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Coghlan played in three games... singled and scored as a pinch hitter in the win against IPFW at Parkview Field in downtown Fort Wayne... saw action in the outfield in all three games he played.
Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Coghlan played in three games... pinch hit in the win against Wabash and road victory at Illinois-Chicago... also pinch ran and scored a run in the home win against Ball State.
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Earned two varsity letters in baseball at Westview High School in Portland, Ore. ... Second team all-league his junior season ... Also earned two varsity letters in football and was team captain and a second team all-league selection as a senior ... Was his graduating class Valedictorian.
Full name in Patrick Eamonn Coghlan ... Born Sept. 15, 1989 in Albuquerque, N.M. ... Son of Edward and Debra Coghlan ... Has two brothers, Eddie and Timmy, and a sister, Katie ... majoring in mathematics.